MY INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR KELLY VIOLET
What’s your name and what genre would you consider your books to be?
My name is Kelly Violet. My first few published books are New Adult Romance, but I plan to publish stories in other romance subgenres in the future.
How did you get interested in writing this particular genre?
I plan to write in several romance subgenres; however, these first few new adult stories spoke to me the loudest. I still love watching teen angst dramas, so I think these types of stories are so fresh in my mind.
Can you tell me about your Series?
I currently have one series in progress right now: The Reawakening Series. Book One is Touch Me Softly. I am working on Book Two at the moment and it will be forthcoming in 2019. This series is near and dear to my heart and I’m so excited to get the next two books out to readers. The Reawakening Series books are filled with angst, personal and collective struggle and resilience. They are about finding and opening yourself up again.
Was it always meant to become a series?
Once I had the idea for Touch Me Softly, I knew I wouldn’t just be done after Wyn and Rafe’s story. Rafe’s chosen brother and sister have a story of their own to tell 😉
What’s a typical working day like for you? When and where do you write? Do you set a daily writing goal?
Well, the day job takes up a lot of my time, so I try to write whenever I can. Usually I can get some words in during my lunch break. Otherwise, I dedicate time in the evening for writing.
Is there a genre that you’ve been wanting to experiment with?
I have some story ideas in the romantic suspense genre and I’m excited to get back to them soon.
What is the hardest part of writing for you?
Finding time to write.
What do you think of book trailers? Do you have a trailer or do you intend to create one for your own book?
I love book trailers(!) and have created two for my novel (Touch Me Softly) and novella (The Names You Call Me). The process was very fun for me.
Have you always liked to write?
Yes! Writing for me is very cathartic. I would write poetry and song lyrics when I was younger and that helped me worked through various things.
What writing advice do you have for aspiring authors?
Keep writing and find your tribe(s). I started out going to conferences as a reader and sitting in on all the craft/marketing workshops I could stand. Those sessions gave me so many ideas and good tidbits for places to start. I also met great people along the way. So, keep writing and find your tribe!
Do you read reviews of your book(s)? Do you respond to them, good or bad? How do you deal with the bad?
I have read some reviews of my books. Although I have not responded to them, I do learn from them. And sometimes, they give me ideas for what to work on and how to grow as a storyteller.
What is your least favorite part of the writing / publishing process?
I don’t know if I have a least favorite part, per se. Since I’m indie published, I learn something new every day because it’s me making the decisions and doing the work of putting it together.
What are you working on now?
Currently I’m working on the second book in the Reawakening Series. I’m steadily working on this first draft. Next, I’ll begin working on book three and then spending some time on stories in the other genres.
Can you give us a few tasty morsels from your work-in-progress?
Turning around, I mentally prepared myself with a three-second pep talk to give the undeniably sexy but completely off-limits guy at the table my full attention.
Which I realized was an easy enough thing to do. Problem was words failed me.
Something heavy hung in the air between us as I regained enough courage to shift my gaze to his.
A surge of crackling energy.
With a heavy dose of awkwardness mixed in.
It was all of it and much more that I couldn’t find words for in my muddled brain. And this blast of attraction was the absolute last thing I needed in my messed up life right now.
Why did you choose to write in your genre? If you write in more than one, how do you balance them?
At the time, new adult was speaking to me the fastest and loudest. I always go between a few of the genres and I hope to switch gears soon to write in the other genres. New Adult, Romantic Suspense, and probably a couple others will be my main genres.
Where did your love of books come from?
My mom. She was an avid reader and would take us to the public library a couple of times a month. I found myself leaving with a dozen books most times and she always encouraged us to read.
Do you have any favourite authors or favorite books?
Jane Eyre is one of the classics I love.
Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
Hmm. I think there’s a mixture of both. At least that’s what I hope. I finally got serious about my writing because I wanted to tell the stories that were inside of me. I hope that they have been resonating with readers.
Where can your fans find you and follow?
Book+Main Bites: https://bookandmainbites.com/kellyvioletauthor
Thank you for taking your time to do this interview ❤️